Brian L. Fisher

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Brian L. Fisher (born 1964), U.S. entomologist.

  • California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 USA.

Taxon names authored

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  • Fisher, B.L. 1997. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar. Journal of Natural History 31: 269–302. [ii.1997.]


  • Fisher, B.L. & Robertson, H.G. 1999. Silk production by adult workers of the ant Melissotarsus emeryi in South African fynbos. Insectes Sociaux 46: 78–83.


  • Fisher, B.L. 2000. The Malagasy fauna of Strumigenys. pp. 612–696: in Bolton, B. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65: 1028 pp.


  • Saux, C.; Fisher, B. L.; Spicer, G. S. 2004. Dracula ant phylogeny as inferred by nuclear 28S rDNA sequences and implications for ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol 33: 457–468.



  • Fisher, B.L. 2006. Boloponera vicans gen. n. and sp. n. and two new species of the Plectroctena genus group. Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8: 111–118.


  • Fisher, B.L. 2007. A new species of Probolomyrmex from Madagascar (pp. 146–152). In Snelling, R.R., Fisher, B.L. & Ward, P.S. (eds). Advances in ant systematics: homage to E.O. Wilson – 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80: 690 pp.
  • Fisher, B.L. & Bolton, B. 2007. The ant genus Pseudaphomomyrmex Wheeler, 1920 a junior synonym of Tapinoma Foerster, 1850. Zootaxa 1427: 65–68.
  • Fisher, B.L. & Cover, S.P. 2007. Ants of North America. A Guide to the Genera: 194 pp. University of California Press.
  • Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B.L. 2007. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy region: key to subfamilies and treatment of the genera of Ponerinae. Zootaxa 1654: 21–40.


  • Bolton, B. & Fisher, B.L. 2008. The Afrotropical ponerine ant genus Asphinctopone Santschi. Zootaxa 1827: 53–61.
  • Bolton, B. and B. L. Fisher. 2008. The Afrotropical ponerine ant genus Phrynoponera Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 1892: 35–52.
  • Bolton, B. and B. L. Fisher. 2008. Afrotropical ants of the ponerine genera Centromyrmex Mayr, Promyopias Santschi gen. rev. and Feroponera gen. n., with a revised key to genera of African Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 1929: 1–37.
  • Fisher, B.L. & Smith, M.A. 2008. A revision of Malagasy species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille. PLoSONE 3 (5): 1–23.


  • Fisher, B.L. 2009. Two new dolichoderine ant genera from Madagascar: Aptinoma gen. n. and Ravavy gen. n. Zootaxa 2118: 37–52.
  • Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B.L. 2009. A revision of the male ants of the Malagasy region: key to genera of the subfamily Proceratiinae. Zootaxa 2216: 1–21.


  • LaPolla, J.S., Cheng, C.H. & Fisher, B.L. 2010. Taxonomic revision of the ant genus Paraparatrechina in the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Zootaxa 2387: 1–27.
  • Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2010. Phylogeny and biogeography of Dolichoderinae ants: effects of data partitioning and relict taxa on historical inference. Systematic Biology 59: 342–362.


  • Bolton, B. & Fisher, B.L. 2011. Taxonomy of Afrotropical and West Palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus Hypoponera Santschi. Zootaxa 2843: 1–118.
  • Hita Garcia, F. & Fisher, B.L. 2011. The ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Malagasy region—introduction, definition of species groups, and revision of the T. bicarinatum, T. obesum, T. sericeiventre and T. tosii species groups. Zootaxa 3039: 1–72. Preview PDF Reference page
  • Yoshimura, M. & Fisher, B.L. 2011. A revision of the male ants of the Malagasy region: key to genera of the subfamily Dolichoderinae. Zootaxa 2794: 1–34.












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